Hornsea reaches one hundred mark

by Tom Russell in Windfarms 05/07/2019 4C Offshore


Turbine installation work is progressing at the
Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, with 100 of the 174 turbines now standing at the site. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's Bold Tern and DEME Offshore's SEA INSTALLER are working in tandem on turbine installation. Work is expected to continue until late summer 2019.

Hornsea Project One is an offshore wind farm under construction in the North Sea off the east coast of England. It is being developed by Danish offshore wind farm giant. The site will consist of 174 Siemens Gamesa
SWT-7.0-154 turbines, spanning across an area of 407km2. It is poised to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm once fully online, saw the first turbine installed in February 2019 and now, four months on, the halfway installation point has been reached. The site is expected to reach full commissioning in the first quarter of 2020 and is anticipated to power over one million homes in the UK once fully operational.

Hornsea Project One is the first of four projects Ørsted is developing off the Yorkshire coast. In August 2015, Ørsted acquired the rights to develop the Hornsea Zone from SMart Wind Ltd, who were originally awarded the zone in the Crown Estate Round 3 bid process.

Hornsea Project Two secured a Contract for Difference in September 2017. The 1.4GW project will be located 89km off the Yorkshire Coast, and will feature 165 Siemens Gamesa turbines. Once operational in 2022, the wind farm is expected to supply clean electricity to over 1.3 million homes.

On 2 April 2019, the Planning Inspectorate completed the examination of the consent application for the
Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm. The Examining Authority will compile a report setting out its conclusions and recommendations in respect of the application. This will then be sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for a decision on development consent.

There is also a
fourth Hornsea site, in the early stages of development by Ørsted. The company plans to submit for site consent next year.

For more information on wind farm developments,
click here. Alternatively, click here for our interactive map of offshore wind farms, infrastructure and ports.

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